Hangouts camera not working? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Hangouts Camera Not Working? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Diagnose and resolve Hangouts camera issues with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online camera testing tool

Updated on January 2, 2024

How to Fix Hangouts Camera Not Working

  1. Check Hangouts Camera Permissions
    • Go to your browser's settings. In Chrome, click the three dots in the top-right corner and select "Settings".
    • Scroll down to "Privacy and security" and click on "Site Settings".
    • Under "Permissions", click on "Camera".
    • Make sure that Hangouts is listed and that the toggle next to it is set to "Allow".
  2. Check Your Camera Privacy Settings
    • Go to "Settings" > "Privacy" > "Camera".
    • Make sure that the toggle for "Allow apps to access your camera" is set to "On".
  3. Try a Different Browser
    • If you're using Chrome, try switching to Firefox or Edge.
    • If you're using Firefox, try switching to Chrome or Edge.
  4. Update Your Webcam Drivers
    • Go to the Device Manager. (You can do this by pressing Windows Key + X and selecting "Device Manager".)
    • Expand the "Imaging devices" section.
    • Right-click on your webcam and select "Update driver".
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to update your drivers.
  5. Restart Your Computer
    • Click on the Start menu and select "Power" > "Restart".
  6. Reinstall Hangouts
    • Uninstall Hangouts from your computer.
    • Go to the Google Hangouts website and download the latest version.
    • Install Hangouts and sign in with your account.

If you've tried all the steps above and your camera is still not working with Hangouts, you may need to contact Google support for further assistance.

Hangouts guides to fix your camera not working

Experiencing camera issues with Hangouts can disrupt your video conferences and meetings. Our specialized guides are designed to help you navigate and resolve these camera problems, ensuring your communications are seamless across any device. Whether you're using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, our targeted troubleshooting steps will assist you in getting your camera functioning properly again. Choose the guide that matches your device for detailed solutions.

Our Hangouts camera troubleshooting guides are available for the following devices:

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